The 2011 season is long gone and it's time to enjoy the ride all the way to next year spring training.
I will not give any over-analyzed forecasts, however, just for a fun prediction, Albert Pujols will stay with his St. Louis Cardinals; Carlos Beltran with the San Francisco Giants and who knows if Jose Reyes will stay with he New York Mets.
The Miami Marlins will make any story why they are cash-strapped and the New York Yankees will over spend for any names that can bring them a world championship again.
This time of almost the end of the year is also the perfect moment for the 2011 Latino Awards in the major leagues. I respect other opinions. Here are my 2011 winners:
Most Outstanding Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Ivan Nova, New York Yankees
Most Outstanding Rookie: Ivan Nova, New York Yankees
Comeback of the Year: Melky Cabrera, Kansas City Royals
The 2011 All-Star American League Latino Team:
C-Carlos Santana (Cleveland); 1B-Miguel Cabrera (Detroit); 2B- Robinson Cano (New York Yankees); 3B- Adrian Beltré (Texas); SS-Jhonny Peralta (Detroit); OF-José Bautista (Toronto); OF-Melky Cabrera (Kansas City); OF-Nelson Cruz (Texas); DH-David Ortiz (Boston); P-Ivan Nova (New York Yankees); RP-José Valverde (Detroit)
Most Outstanding Player: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers
Most Outstanding Rookie: Danny Espinosa, Washington Nationals
Comeback of the Year: Javier Vazquez, Florida Marlins
The 2011 All-Star National League Latino Team:
C-Yadier Molina (St. Louis) 1B-Albert Pujols (St.Louis ); 2B-Omar Infante (Florida);
3B-Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco) SS-José Reyes (New York Mets); OF-Carlos Beltrán (San Francisco); OF- Carlos González (Colorado); OF-Mike Stanton (Florida); P- Yovani Gallardo (Milwaukee); RP-Francisco Cordero (Cincinnati)